Bayer facing possible growing legal costs, consumer backlash after Roundup jury award

Aug 13, 2018
It’s been a rough day for Monsanto, the maker of the weedkiller Roundup. On Friday a jury awarded a California groundskeeper $289.2 million, concluding that exposure to Roundup caused his cancer. On Monday stock in Bayer, the company that acquired Monsanto earlier this year, tumbled 10 percent. Click the audio player above to hear the […]
Bottles of Monsanto's Roundup are seen for sale June 19, 2018 at a retail store in Glendale, California.
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Court orders EPA to ban pesticide

Aug 10, 2018
Chlorpyrifos is used on crops like apples, soybeans, and oranges.

The EPA is at the center of a debate over pesticide regulations

Apr 23, 2018
Chlorpyrifos has helped protect crops from pests since 1965, but it's also been linked in studies to low-IQ babies and dead fish.
Farmer Mike Locati in eastern Washington.
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Note to bees: do not stop and smell the roses

Jul 9, 2014
A new study says garden plants from big box stores contain a toxic pesticide.

Corn farmers turn to insecticides again

Jul 23, 2013
Farmers are buying more insecticides this season. That’s because one tenacious pest has developed resistance to a genetically modified corn variety.

When do you buy organic? When do experts?

May 4, 2011
I never know when it makes sense to shell out extra money for organic foods. It's one of the reasons I started working on the story for Marketpla...

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